Robert Barbiarz of Winder is arrested and booked into the Hall County jail, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.
From the Hall County Sheriff’s Office...
On December 5, 2018, Investigators with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert Rian Babiarz, 17, of Winder, during the course of a theft investigation.
Between early and mid-November 2018, Robert Babiarz worked for a company that was doing remodeling at the home of the victim in this case which is located in the 2100 block of Elysian Circle.
On November 15, 2018, the homeowner (victim) discovered she had jewelry missing. She called 911. The approximate value of the jewelry which was stolen was estimated to be worth $ 196,000.00.
The contractor who employed Babiarz was cooperative with Investigators who quickly identified Robert Rian Babiarz as a suspect in the theft.
Investigators obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Babiarz for Theft by Taking (F) on November 16, 2018.
Mr. Babiarz was arrested without incident and booked in at the Hall County Jail. Bond has not been set at this time.
Investigators have recovered the majority of the stolen jewelry and returned items to the victim in this case.
This incident remains under investigation by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.